Hammered Steel Katana
The steel used to craft the blade is T10 steel, which is usually a metal reserved for making other metal tools. That illustrates how hard this steel is, and once the master blacksmiths put the razor sharp edge on the long katana blade, that is how it will stay for a long time. The fine edge of this high quality sword has also been given a harder edge with a clay tempering technique. This involves dabbing the molten blade into a powered clay mix before being allowed to cool. Having a methodical blend of rigid and flexible materials allows this samurai weapon to give hits and receive them while not even blinking an eye, much like a willow tree in the wind blowing around during a windstorm.
The spine of the T10 blade was hammered while it was still hot and pliable, giving it indentations that were not sanded down or polished away. This gives a rough yet elegant look to the 28 1/2-inch tool steel blade. This extremely sharp and hard material has a durable wooden scabbard this will contain this katana safely during transportation or storage. The saya has a matte black finish with a glossy black paint splatter along the sides. There is a wrapped section of black woven cord along the scabbard near the hilt that is meant for securing the carrier to your waist on your belt or sash. This sageo, or grip wrap, has the traditional kurikata wooden hole that allows the rope section to hang from the side of its master.
The tsuba hand guard is crafted of a zinc aluminum alloy that has an all black finish of a woven bamboo pattern. This protective guard has a modern and sleek design to it, reflecting that, in general, the sword has a long history with classic elements that make them great, yet there is also room of innovation and contemporary ideas. The tsuba is rounded and has a 3-inch diameter. Along the handle of this battle-ready hammered katana is a layer of authentic white ray skin that is held in place by both a set of black dragon-shaped menuki and a diamond pattern tsuka-maki, or handle wrap. This well crafted handle is another testament to the high end materials and attention to detail that was given when creating this handmade Japanese-style weapon.
Once you have this 2 pound 1.5 ounce sword in your hand and place the unique textured spine blade on your wall, you can draw inspiration from the craftsmanship of these authentically hand-forged weapons. If you decided to take home this steel samurai sword for decoration, to add to your collection, for tatami mat cutting practice, or as a home defense system, know that it will take care of you with a solid blade and quality materials of the saya and handle. Choose to be the hammer, not the nail.
Hammered Steel Katana Highlights:
- Highly Durable Hand-Forged T10 Steel
- Sharpened Fine Edge Blade
- Authentic Clay Tempered Hamon Line
- Hammered Spine for Unique Textured Look
- High Quality Steel Keeps its Edge Longer
- Katana Length: 40 1/2 inches (approx.)
- Overall Length: 41 5/8 inches (approx.)
- Blade Length: 28 1/2 inches (approx.)
- Handle Length: 11 1/4 inches (approx.)
- Tsuba Diameter: 3 inches (approx.)
- Sword Weight: 2 pounds 1.5 ounces (approx.)
- Total Weight: 2 pounds 10 ounces (approx.)
- Tatami Mat Texture Tsuba with Bamboo Border
- Jet Black Wooden Scabbard with Subtle Texture
- Authentic White Ray Skin Handle Liner
- Elegant Wrapped Black Tsuka-Ito
- Antiqued Metal Menuki Dragons
- Black Cloth Sword Bag for Storage and Transport
- Excellent Display Katana for Generations to Come
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